A little link love for the weekend--things I've recently bookmarked on Delicious:
Cultural Cliches ~ Femina
A little encouragement for a season in which I found myself lamenting to my husband just a few nights ago that nothing on my daily to-do list is critical/urgent...
New Studies Prove that Replacing Mom Jeans Can Result in Surgery-Free Liposuction
Hilarious and enlightening. Are you wearing Mom Jeans? Do you have the dreaded Long Butt? Check out this fashion guide complete with helpful photos!
Our New and Exalted Identity ~ Tullian Tchividjian
"If you’re a Christian, here’s the good news: Who you really are has nothing to do with you—how much you can accomplish, who you can become, your behavior (good or bad), your strengths, your weaknesses, your sordid past, your family background, your education, your looks, and so on. Your identity is firmly anchored in Christ’s accomplishment, not yours; his strength, not yours; his performance, not yours; his victory, not yours. Your identity is steadfastly established in his substitution, not your sin. As my friend Justin Buzzard recently wrote, 'The gospel doesn’t just free you from what other people think about you, it frees you from what you think about yourself.'”
Stories are Soul Food: Don't Let Your Children Hunger ~ N.D. Wilson / Desiring God
After recently reading and LOVING Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl, I'm definitely interested in reading more of N.D. Wilson's work. Here, he makes a compelling case for stories: "Christians believe that this world is so much more than a mechanical soulless machine. And yet, we tend to tell our children stories that (we hope) will only speak to their intellects. ...Kids (and adults) don’t just need the truth in their heads — they need it in their bones. They need to know what courage looks like and tastes like and smells like before they ever have to show it themselves. They need to do justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly — heroes and villains can show them why. They need to loathe the darkness and love the Light."
25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes
I've always felt intimidated by scarves. But now I'm feeling motivated to get one and try it out. Besides being super informative, this video is stunning in its creativity and execution! Watch it just to appreciate the talent even if you don't care about scarves :)